"Most women of this era are far from the apron-toting June Cleavers of the past, and since independence crosses all walks of life, it follows that car mantanance is no longer just a man's job. Old or new, warranty or not, having a few simple tips at hand could save you potential problems.
The number one priority is to know your vehicle. The manual or handbook manufacturers provide is not just something that you toss in the glove box and forget about. It contains all the basics. Type of fuel required, size of your gas tank, type of engine, tire size,
It is wise to set up a spreadsheet (Google Calendar Reminders) to keep track of all maintenance, fuel consumption and driving practices. This will give you, at a glance, a good history of your vehicle should you need it."